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Got 2 engines in which over heated, head bolts came out way to easy so Im looking into going the stud route but nothing here in South Africa that I can find so Im going to approach a specialist company here in Johannesburg, if anyone knows of specific specs I would appreciate any info you could provide.
ie: torque settings of studs to block
torque settings of new setup vs original soec etc......
 

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ARP makes a stud kit, not sure if you can get them there, but may be easier to import them.

I used a set last year on a customers RR and again on SWMBOd's DII, got them from www.aluminumV8.com, they came with hand-written instructions and torque specs, they insisted factory torque will rip the threads out of the block, but I don't recall the exact #...it was about 80% of factory IIRC...
 

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Thanks for the info and will contact them regarding supplies.
Im assuming you've had no problems since.
 

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no problems, the DII runs great, the p38 hasn't come back....

a buddy that runs a shop in Indiana swears by the ARP studs, won't do an engine or head-gasket job without them.
 

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I used the ARP stud kit on my P38. After having done a couple of head gasket jobs using factory bolts I wouldn't go any other way now. The studs are far easier for install and to torque. THey can also be reused incase something gets fouled in the future.
 

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Does ARP only make the one kit for all the Rover V8s ?

Cheers

Steve
 

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Thanks !
 
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